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Author Fazal, Tanweer.

Title "Nation-state" and Minority Rights in India : Comparative Perspectives on Muslim and Sikh Identities
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (235 pages)
Series Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series
Routledge contemporary South Asia series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: the 'nation- state' and its citizens; 2 Nationalism, minority rights and the public sphere: the terms of an emerging discourse; 3 Qaum, millat and ummah: liminality in the Muslim identity discourse; 4 Beyond hybridity: evolution of a Sikh exclusive identity; from panth to qaum; 5 Muslim perceptions: nation, identity and rights; 6 Sikh narratives: nationhood and its discontents; 7 Concluding remarks: comparative perspectives on Muslim and Sikh identities; Glossary
Summary The blood-laden birth-pangs of the Indian ""nation-state"" undoubtedly had a bearing on the contentious issue of group rights for cultural minorities. Indeed, the trajectory of the concept 'minority rights' evolved amidst multiple conceptualizations, political posturing and violent mobilizations and outbursts. Accommodating minority groups posed a predicament for the fledgling ""nation-state"" of post-colonial India. This book compares and contrasts Muslim and Sikh communities in pre- and post-Partition India. Mapping the evolving discourse on minority rights, the author looks at the
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Subject Minorities -- Civil rights -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Minorities -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Muslims -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Sikhs -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317751795 (electronic bk.)
1322031681 (ebk)
9781317751793 (electronic bk.)
9781322031682 (ebk)